The Basic Safety Training (Refresher Course) is mandatory for all mariners whose STCW Basic Safety Training certificate is about to expire after 5 years. Thus, BST (Refresher Course) provides continual proficiency within the topics of the original training and in accordance with Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code, as amended.


Refresh skills and knowledge pivotal for the survival onboard in case of emergency, i.e. to:

• Remember, practice and later to demonstrate skills to use lifejackets and suits; launch a life raft and perform other sea survival techniques.
• Provide medical assistance in case of emergency.
• Refresh fire fighting experience along with ability to escape from confided spaces filled with smoke;
• Get one more opportunity to observe the importance of following safety and emergency procedures onboard, comply with orders and be considerate towards team members.

Course content:

• Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher Course);
• Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (Refresher Course);
• Elementary First Aid (Refresher Course);
• Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (Refresher Course)

Assessment: There is a 2 step assessment at the end of the Basic Safety Training (Refresher Course) including a multiple choice written test and practical exercises.

Target Audience: Seagoing personnel of all ranks wishing for extend their Basic Safety Training certificates.

Pre-requisites: Basic Safety Training and Medical Fitness certificates.

Duration: 2 – 3 days.

Training Centers Offering This Course

USA (12)

Castine, Maine, us

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Fort Lauderdale, FL, us

Hayes, W Virginia, us

Lafayette, Louisiana, us

Norfolk, W Virginia, us

San Diego, CA, us

Seattle, Washington, us

Thomaston, Montville, Maine, us

The Netherlands (12)

Amsterdam, Den Oever, Maasvlakte, nl

Emmeloord, nl

Groningen, nl

Ijmuiden Amsterdam Harlingen Sneek Leeuwarden Terschelling Delfzijl Urk, nl

Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Drachte, Emmeloord, Sneek, Kantoor Bedrijfsopleidingen, Diensten, Urk, Hiswa Amsterdam, nl

Rotterdam – Heijplaat, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Dordrecht, nl

Norway (7)

Bergen, no

Bergen, Tau and Stavanger, no

Hundvåg, no

Sandnes, no

Ålesund, no

UK (4)

Bromborough, near Liverpool, gb

Cowes, IOW, gb

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, gb

Sweden (4)

Käringön (Göteborg), se

Stocksund, se

Canada (3)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ca

Vancouver, Burnaby, British Columbia, ca

Germany (3)

Hamburg, Bremen,Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, de

Lübeck-Travemünde, de

Australia (2)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Perth (Jandakot), Melbourne (Altona), Darwin (East Arm), au

Indonesia (2)
New Zealand (2)

New Plymouth, nz

Cyprus (1)
France (1)

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

Mexico (1)

Tampico, Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Varacruz - Azteca, Paraiso, CD Del Carmen, Progreso, Cozumel, mx

Congo (1)
India (1)